Derek Winnert

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Only the Lonely *** (1991, John Candy, Maureen O’Hara, Ally Sheedy) – Classic Movie Review 5773

Writer-director Chris Columbus’s 1991 comedy stars John Candy as timid middle-aged Chicago cop Billy Muldoon who wants to throw off his nagging old bat of a domineering Irish mother (Maureen O’Hara) and marry nice Polish-Italian […]

Jul, 16

The Saga of Gosta Berling [Gösta Berling’s Saga] **** (1924, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson) – Classic Movie Review 5324

In this extremely intriguing curio 1924 Swedish silent movie epic, Greta Garbo stars as Elizabeth Dohna in her first leading part in a feature-length film, co-starring Lars Hanson, and directed by her mentor, the celebrated […]

Apr, 20

Caravaggio **** (1986, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Davenport, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gough, Garry Cooper, Dexter Fletcher) – Classic Movie Review 4988

Writer-director Derek Jarman’s ­1986 fictionalised biographical drama stars Nigel Terry as the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, born 1573, who lies dying in 1610 and thinks back over his life, work and love for […]

Feb, 12

To the Devil a Daughter *** (1976, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman, Denholm Elliott, Michael Goodliffe, Nastassja Kinski, Anthony Valentine) – Classic Movie Review 4973

Freely adapted from the 1953 novel by Dennis Wheatley, director Peter Sykes’s 1976 movie is an interesting but sometimes clumsy and rather poorly produced Hammer horror occult possession movie, redeemed by the complicated plot and strong […]

Jan, 31

Change of Habit ** (1969, Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair, Edward Asner) – Classic Movie Review 4941

Director William A Graham’s 1969 sincere but unsuccessful drama stars Elvis Presley as Dr John Carpenter, a doctor working in a free clinic in an inner city Puerto Rican sector. He gets involved with three […]

Jan, 26

A Man for All Seasons **** (1966, Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Vanessa Redgrave, Wendy Hiller, Susannah York, Orson Welles, Leo McKern, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave, Colin Blakely) – Classic Movie Review 4370

Director Fred Zinnemann’s 1966 film of the play by Robert Bolt showcases Paul Scofield’s sterling and definitive performance as the principled and courageous Sir Thomas More, Catholic Chancellor of England in 1528, who does battle with […]

Sep, 17

Ae Fond Kiss… **** (2004, Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz) – Classic Movie Review 4215

Romeo and Juliet in Glasgow. Strict Pakistani Scot Casim (Atta Yaqub) is set to marry Jasmine, a cousin he has never met, thanks to the arrangement made by his traditional family. But then it is […]

Aug, 21


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